Stamp Duty refund on a property used as a buy to let

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    Stamp Duty refund on a property used as a buy to let

    I am about purchase a property into which I will eventually move (within 36 months) but may let it out for a while. I currently own a property that I have lived in for twenty years and will be trying to sell in the next 36 months leaving me to move into the soon to be purchased property. I know that I have to pay the 3% levy on purchasing the new property but just wanted to make sure that letting it out does not void the capability of claiming the stamp duty levy back provided that I do so within 36 months and only own the one property at the time I make the claim.

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere but whilst lots of threads on this the specific circumstances have not been the same.

    Mal

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    I don’t see how you renting it has anything to do with reclaiming your SDLT within the timescales. Perhaps just give HMRC a call to confirm?

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